H.B. No. 1061
  relating to the prosecution of the offense of interference with
  public duties.
         SECTION 1.  Section 38.15, Penal Code, is amended by adding
  Subsections (d-1) and (d-2) to read as follows:
         (d-1)  Except as provided by Subsection (d-2), in a
  prosecution for an offense under Subsection (a)(1), there is a
  rebuttable presumption that the actor interferes with a peace
  officer if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the actor
  intentionally disseminated the home address, home telephone
  number, emergency contact information, or social security number of
  the officer or a family member of the officer or any other
  information that is specifically described by Section 552.117(a),
  Government Code.
         (d-2)  The presumption in Subsection (d-1) does not apply to
  information disseminated by:
               (1)  a radio or television station that holds a license
  issued by the Federal Communications Commission; or
               (2)  a newspaper that is:
                     (A)  a free newspaper of general circulation or
  qualified to publish legal notices;
                     (B)  published at least once a week; and
                     (C)  available and of interest to the general
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1061 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 3, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1061 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________